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    Default Gunmen attack Fort Hood, Texas

    Just appeared on the UK news:
    Under the sub-headline 'Gunmen have killed seven people and wounded 12 others in a rampage...' One gunman was in custody, but another remained on the loose on the sprawling base in Kileen, Texas, about 60 miles north-east of Austin. The base was on lockdown after it emerged that a second shooter was believed to be armed with a high-powered sniper rifle, according to a report on MSNBC television. Two nearby school districts were also reportedly on lockdown. John Carter, a local congressman, confirmed on MSNBC there had been a shooting at the base, saying the gunfire had erupted during a graduation ceremony.
    From:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...a-reports.html

    BBC has a slightly different report:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8345713.stm

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    from KCEN-TV via MSNBC, is ongoing.

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    I am not sure why, but part of me really hopes these guys were not soldiers.
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    Just heard the gunmen were soldiers on CNN from a Ft. Hood spokesman.

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    One of the suspected gunmen (if there was more than one - two other soldiers are in custody as "suspects") is identified by ABC News as Major Malik Nadal Hasan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Entropy View Post
    Just heard the gunmen were soldiers on CNN from a Ft. Hood spokesman.
    @#$%*
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    CNN is now saying that the shooter was Maj. Maliq Nadal Hassan. Spelling is just a guess.

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    At least 12 dead and 31 wounded

    One of my former medics emailed me and asked,

    "How can you shoot your fellow brothers.......... I am lost for words sir."
    I replied,

    "I don't know brother. As I studied the female suicide bombers from Diyala, the emotions of hate, anger, and revenge overtook rational thought, and they just wanted to kill themselves and take as many with them as they could. All we can do right now is take a knee and pray."
    That's about all we can do at this point until it's all sorted out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed11b View Post
    I am not sure why, but part of me really hopes these guys were not soldiers.
    we hope too but it happens that they are members of the army. but i think that their mentality is not good

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